April 2017 - Special Events & Concerts

Animal Storytime at the Aquarium

1st & 3rd Wednesdays Each Month, 11 - 11:30am

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: Ages 2-5 with adult

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 admission

Contact Phone: 301.955.6256




Join us for the NEW Animal Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium!  On first and third Wednesdays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session.  Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 12pm.


Learn more: gepaquarium.org


Community Art Project with Artist Marc Robarge

Saturday, April 8, 1 to 5pm (participatory project)

Artwork on Exhibit April 15 to 30

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership & Washington Sculptors Group

Location: Park Grounds

Admission: Free




During the weekend of April 8 & 9, artist Marc Robarge collaborated with Park visitors to develop textural rubbings for his piece "The Land..." included in the Sculpture REMIX 2017: Craft/Technology/Art exhibition in the Popcorn Gallery. 

Marc Robarge's piece will be a compilation of textural rubbings that will form an American flag. This community project is meant to engage people working together to construct an environmental and socially relevant image. Unity, collaboration, dialogue, creativity, connection to the earth and one another are themes woven into the process and materials involved in making this piece, which echo the themes of process and materials inherent in the entire show.  

The piece will be installed in the exhibition by Saturday, April 15.

Makers REMIX Panel Discussion

Monday, April 24, 7 to 9pm

Presenter: Washington Sculptors Group

Location: Arcade Building, 2nd floor

Admission: Free




Celebrate International Sculpture Day with Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries and the Washington Sculptors Group at the Makers REMIX Panel Discussion. In conjunction with the Group's Sculpture REMIX 2017: Craft/Technology/Art exhibition in the Popcorn Gallery and Stone Tower Gallery, this panel will discuss Post Contemporary Applications in Sculpture and Craft and Design. 


Sue Wrbican will present her “Seligmann Center Project” in Sugar Loaf, NY, and discuss applications of traditional material formats such as sewing. Jade Garrett will present her experiences managing a digital MIX/ MakerSpace studio at GMU, and working with digital studios in the D.C. as well as Maryland areas. Alan Binstock will present his Public Installation Projects and applications of industrial formats in glass, resin and steel. The Panel will be held from 7 to 9pm moderated by Elsabe Dixon and will be followed by a Q & A session.

Carousel Day 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11am to 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park grounds

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222




Family Day gets a new name, CAROUSEL DAY! Celebrate the opening of Glen Echo Park's historic Dentzel Carousel for its 97th season. There will be FREE activities throughout the park including live music & performances, face painting, storytelling, and carousel crafts. The carousel operates 11am - 6pm, $1.25 per ride.


Learn more about Carousel Day here>>

Glass Arts Festival 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 12pm to 4pm

Presenter: National Capital Art Glass Guild, Art Glass Center, Glen Echo Glassworks and the Partnership

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222




Discover the joy of glass at the 2017 Glass Arts Festival. Experienced glass artists from the National Capital Art Glass Guild will demonstrate glass techniques ranging from stained glass to fused glass to blown glass. Visitors will see how artists create jewelry, stained glass panels, blown vessels, recycled glass art, and fused glass sculpture.  Highlights include a special glass blowing demonstration at Glassworks studio and a murrini pull that produces long rods of patterned glass at the Art Glass Center.


Kids will create colorful faux glass pieces in a special children’s activity, while parents can peruse an array of glass gifts in our mini pop-up store in the Bumper Car Pavilion.


Fun for all ages! All artist demonstrations are free and do not require registration or tickets. 

Discover Art Degree Programs Workshop

Sunday, April 30, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Arcade 202

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership and ARTriculate

Location: Arcade 202

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222



Discover which Art Degree Program and College is right for you!


Learn the differences between a BFA and a BA, AFA and an AA.  What is best for you?  A two year college, a traditional liberal arts college/university or a college of art and design?  All are great options but what's the best choice for you?


Join us for this FREE one hour workshop designed to increase student and parent awareness of the differences between degree programs and college options.


More info and for questions: Florence@ARTriculate.com